Formation Of States After 1950’s

Map Of India In 1950’s


1.Andhra Pradesh -Formed by the State of Andhra Pradesh Act, 1953 by carving out some areas from the State of Madras.

2.Kerala -Formed by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It comprised Travancore and Cochin areas.

3.Karnatak-Formed from the Princely State of Mysore by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It was renamed Karnataka in 1973 from Mysore.

4.Gujarat and Maharashtra-The State of Bombay was divided into two States namely, Maharashtra and Gujarat by the Bombay (Reorganisation) Act, 1960.

5.Nagaland – State of Nagaland Act, 1962 created the State of Nagaland which was carved out of Assam (now Asom).

6.Haryana -It was carved out from the State of Punjab by the Punjab (Reorganisation) Act, 1966.

7.Himachal Pradesh- State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970 elevated the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh to the status of State.

8.Meghalaya-First carved out as a sub-state within the State of Assam by 23rd Constitutional Amendment, 1969. Later, in 1971, it received the status of a full-fledged State by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.

9.Manipur and Tripura -Both these States were elevated from the status of Union Territories by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971

10.Sikkim-Sikkim was given first the status of associate State, by the 35th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1974. 36th Amendment Act, 1975, uplifted its status to a full State in 1975. From 1947 to 1974, Sikkim was a protectorate of India, with India being responsible for its defence, external affairs and communications.

11.Mizoram-It was uplifted to the status of a full state by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986.

12.Arunachal Pradesh -It received the status of a full State by the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986.

13.Goa- It was separated from the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu and was made a full-fledged State by the Goa. Daman and Diu Resorganisation Act, 1987. But Daman and Diu remained as Union Territory till date.

14.Chhattisgarh- Created, as 26th State of India, by the Constitutional Amendment Act 2000, by dividing Madhya Pradesh on 1st November, 2000

15.Uttarakhand –Earlier known as Uttaranchal was formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act 2000 by dividing Uttar Pradesh on 9th November, 2000. In January 2007, the name of the State was officially changed from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand. 

16.Jharkhand – Created as 28th State, by the Constitutional Amendment Act  2000, by dividing Bihar on 15th November, 2000.

17.Telangana – created as 29th state by the constitutional Amendment Act 2014, by dividing Andra Pradesh on 2nd June 2014 .

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